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Title: Imagomachines
Author: Aymong, John
Abstract: This thesis document was prepared in consideration for a degree of Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts Studio from the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. It describes the concepts within the body of the artist's work that includes imagomachines, the name given to the thesis' mixed media kinetic sculptures. Also included in the thesis are large-scale, non-toxic prints. This document describes the methods of printing, fabrication, and construction used to resolve the works and have them ready for their installation at the MFA exhibition in the Bevier Gallery at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Within the thesis, associations are drawn between the psychological activity of forming an imago or characterization and how this process influences and is affected by consumer culture. Art is held up to notions of consumer culture in order to show the ways in which it is often disenfranchised by trends and suggestions produced by that very culture.
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Date: 2012-03

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